Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:58 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» New England August 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:00 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:53 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 11:44 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 4:56 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan 8/18/2017, 1:34 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:04 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 11:18 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 11:12 am

» Water....
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 8:45 am

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal 8/17/2017, 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid 8/17/2017, 6:58 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 8/16/2017, 6:54 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 8/16/2017, 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 3:55 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess 8/16/2017, 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie 8/16/2017, 8:28 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cukes are coming...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cukes are coming...

Post  Amethyst42 on 7/6/2014, 11:33 pm


So excite!
Lettuce and radishes are in full swing, we've had a few strawberries, but I'm very excited to see cukes growing this year after last year's fiasco!
avatar
Amethyst42

Posts : 58
Join date : 2013-05-07
Age : 48
Location : 3b, Winterpeg, Manisnowba

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/7/2014, 1:34 am

Good for you! Hope we both have good luck -- I lost almost all of mine to cucumber beetles last year.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  Amethyst42 on 7/7/2014, 11:42 am

Thanks Marc! Last year my cukes simply didn't grow beyond a few leaves. It was my first year with SFG, and I think I've planned this year's placings a little better. I do have some eaten leaves, but on the whole, they're thriving.
avatar
Amethyst42

Posts : 58
Join date : 2013-05-07
Age : 48
Location : 3b, Winterpeg, Manisnowba

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  landarch on 7/8/2014, 4:04 pm

very nice...cukes seem to appear out of nowhere when they get going.
avatar
landarch

Posts : 1144
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  Pollinator on 7/10/2014, 7:55 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:Good for you!  Hope we both have good luck -- I lost almost all of mine to cucumber beetles last year.

I've not seen a cucumber beetle in my cukes for several years - I lay this to the dwarf French marigolds I plant among the cukes, squash and tomatoes.

I've discovered another factor as well. I left a patch of Amaranth (pigweed) on the opposite side of the garden from my cukes this year - they are a delicious green when harvested young.

Well the cucumber beetles obviously like Amaranth, because striped cucumber beetles were all over the plants in a few days. So a concentration of Amaranth can also serve as bait to draw the cucumber beetles away from more valuable plants.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/10/2014, 6:15 pm

@Pollinator wrote:
I've not seen a cucumber beetle in my cukes for several years - I lay this to the dwarf French marigolds I plant among the cukes, squash and tomatoes.

I had dozens of French marigolds all around my garden last year, and they didn't have any effect on the cucumber beetles, it seems.

I've discovered another factor as well. I left a patch of Amaranth (pigweed) on the opposite side of the garden from my cukes this year - they are a delicious green when harvested young.

Well the cucumber beetles obviously like Amaranth, because striped cucumber beetles were all over the plants in a few days. So a concentration of Amaranth can also serve as bait to draw the cucumber beetles away from more valuable plants.

Good to know. I will try that next year, or perhaps this year if it is not too late. We had spotted, not striped, cucumber beetles, but I'd guess what the one bug likes, the other will like just the same.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cukes are coming...

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum